Recent changes to the Victorian Planning Provisions
Making Victoria fire ready - Vegetation clearing
The government has announced interim planning provisions to simplify residents' entitlements to clear native vegetation around their homes as part of their preparations for the 2009/10 fire season. The changes include a 10/30 right for clearing around buildings used for accommodation and along fence-lines.
Please note that the interim planning provisions will become operative once gazetted by the government. This website will be updated at this time.
Two fact sheets and faq's have been provided:
To assist the bushfire recovery effort, Amendment VC53 (Clause 52.38) clarifies that a planning permit is not needed for activities directly associated with bushfire recovery, including site clean-up and safety, demolition and temporary accommodation. For more information on Emergency Recovery Assistance on the DSE 'Fire and other Emergencies' web pages.
Three fact sheets have been provided to detail these changes and other matters relating to the native vegetation and bushfire recovery, safety and preparation.
Source: click here to go to DSE website